Women in Business: Marian Claville Burks
The Marian Home Group with Keller Williams Realty NWLA
Marian Claville Burks is more than a realtor. She’s also a professional matchmaker, problem solver and hope giver.
Her mission is to see the Shreveport/Bossier City area thrive through home ownership.
“If more people own the land under their feet, they’ll take better care of it and themselves, which, in turn, reduces crime and hopelessness,” said Burks, a Shreveport native who began real estate investing in 2015 and became a realtor in 2016. “I fell in love with first-time homebuyers. Just to know you’re helping a family build generational wealth and stabilize themselves is priceless.”
Burks is easy-going, funny and fair, and those traits have helped her during her real estate career.
“Every person and every transaction is different, so you have to be flexible. Otherwise you’d go crazy,” she said. “I work with a company whose core values are God, family and then business. My big why is to provide the best life for my family while improving the community we live in every day.”
Burks is the CEO of the Marian Home Group, which she started last year due to an influx of buyers and sellers. Her executive assistant, Stepfionne Morris, was already working with her and was one of the reasons her business grew significantly. Lead buyers’ agent Kristen Buckingham joined the two in late 2018 and has been rocking and rolling ever since.
“Some days we cry together, but most days we laugh and joke together,” Burks said. “I promote a culture of freedom and a life by design in our office. There is no limit to what we can achieve, especially together. I love that we get to work on our own terms, with no crazy restrictions. We serve people with exceptional service.”
Burks can’t imagine doing anything else.
“When I started in real estate, I found my passion,” Burks said. “Clients know we have their best interests at heart. We are big on educating them throughout the entire home buying or selling process. We strive to make transactions go as smooth as possible to ease the stress of buying and selling.”
Sponsored by Marian Claville Burks.